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My 2 month aquatic southern painted turtle is lethargic and
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My painted turtle has been sleeping underwater for many,
My painted turtle has been sleeping underwater for many, many hours during the day. He stopped being he active self, which was basking and swimming and digging the rocks. … read more
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I've got three turtles that are outside in a atrium with two
I've got three turtles that are outside in a atrium with two ponds. I've had them in this same place for about 10 years, I've noticed that one of them is being very lethargic and not eating and the ot… read more
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim & walk for about 5 days now. Legs drag on land or kept tucked in. Eating good (live & frozen fish, bloodworms, plants, cuttlebone in wate… read more
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I have a juvenile painted turtle. Recently, it has been less
I have a juvenile painted turtle. Recently, it has been less interested in eating and is basking almost all day. It also develops a white foam (it looks like mucus) while basking that washes off when … read more
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I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good
I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good health, but for the past week he has been very lethargic, hardly moving. Before, he was very energetic. I am giving him baths and dry docki… read more
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Joan
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my turtles bottom jaw seems to quiver slightly, hes not opening
my turtles bottom jaw seems to quiver slightly, he's not opening his mouth but i can see the motion of it slightly almost shaking, he's eating fine, swimming fine, basks during the day. no mucus or dr… read more
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I have two diamondback terrapin turtles. Approximately 2 months
I have two diamondback terrapin turtles. Approximately 2 months ago one stopped eating and started shedding his scales. He dosen't go in the water often and swims a bit lob sided.When he is basking he… read more
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I have a western painted turtle that I rescued from the road
I have a western painted turtle that I rescued from the road 2 years ago. He was a little larger than a quarter. Now he is 3 1/2 inches in diameter. He eats mostly cooked salad shrimp and sometimes bi… read more
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My turtle cannot sink to grab any fish. We just found him
My turtle cannot sink to grab any fish. We just found him in the middle of our road in a subdivision. I thought turtles could sink to hunt for fish. Our turtle does have fish in the tank that he/she t… read more
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15 year old res swims lopsided, but not ill...Active, good appetite
15 year old RES swims lopsided, but not ill. Left in the care of relatives for years, 2-3 years ago was reunited and noticed shell was deformed (i.e., higher on one side than the other) Shel deformity… read more
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I have a small water turtle (looks a map or painted turtle
I have a small water turtle (looks a map or painted turtle that has been sluggesh and not eating for about 10 days. He appears to "gasp" and foam a little at the mouth. He also spends most of his time… read more
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My turtles eyes are swollen shut and he has mucus around his
My turtle's eyes are swollen shut and he has mucus around his nose. Is there anything I can personally do to help this or just take him to a vet. I know the situation is serious. I got him from a loca… read more
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My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately
My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately 6 months old, very little. The other is about 4 years old. We had them living in separate tanks until yesterday. We experimented and put the l… read more
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we have a hatchling 5 months old we also have 4 others in the
we have a hatchling 5 months old we also have 4 others in the same tank all hatchlings, but the one in question has gotten very soft in the shell and you can see more what looks like its organs under … read more
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healthy- he eats, is the same color as the other turtles, and moves
HELP! My painted turtle has wanderd out of the water for longer than a week and now when he goes back in and tries to swim, he just floats. He tries to swim down and wants to, but its like he has an a… read more
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Anna
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rear end up it was gasping for air..regular animal emergcy
hi we had a painter turtle and it died monday nite i found it stuck upside down with the rear end up it was gasping for air when we took it out of the tank and then to took it to a regular animal emer… read more
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
My painted turtle is having problems - he's 1 year old, when he tries to eat - it seems that he can't get the distance correct - he bites before the object, he used to run to me and now it's like he's… read more
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